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Outdoor Dining with a View in Myrtle Beach

  By  Janice Brady
Outdoor Dining with a View in Myrtle Beach

Dining with a View!

Outdoor dining - some people love it - some people hate it! I happen to be one of those people that loves it! I love to see the setting sun! Sunsets have a way of bringing me peace. To sit and watch the sun sink down and watch the sky turn colors is like a natural form of art by mother nature.

There are many reasons why people enjoy dining outdoors: some outdoor spots are pet-friendly, many outdoor dining spots offer entertainment. I personally like dining outdoors for the view and the Grand Strand area offers so many spots to dine outdoors while enjoying a great view!

So - if you’re spending time in Myrtle Beach - you obviously like the water! Whether you like jumping the waves, soaking in a Jacuzzi, barreling  down a slide at a waterpark, or floating along a lazy river at your resort, you’re likely to be wet for several hours each day. Once you dry off, Myrtle Beach offers some of the best restaurants with relaxing views of natural bodies of water.

If there’s one advantage to being in a tourist town, it’s definitely the dining options! Myrtle Beach has an incredible selection of ocean view dining spots. Some of my favorites include:

Sea Captain’s House

What started as a beach house for vacationers in the 1930’s, transformed in 1962 to become Sea Captain’s House – a nostalgic staple among Myrtle Beach eateries. This is definitely a place to enjoy picturesque ocean views! The great menu and service make it all even better!

Clearwater Oyster Bar

Clearwater Oyster Bar offers amazing waterways views and some of the freshest seafood on the Grand Strand. Menu items include fresh oysters, lobster, blue crab, shrimp and more! Waterway dock is available for visitors arriving by boat.

The MarshWalk Area

The MarshWalk is located in the heart of the historic fishing village of Murrells Inlet. It is a ½ mile boardwalk along a natural saltwater estuary. Every restaurant offers a meal with a view! The view is spectacular! It’s calming and peaceful! Add in the antics of the goats on Goat Island and you definitely have lots to look at while you dine. The abundant marsh life along this stretch makes every visit different because you never know what an egret will do!

Water at MarshWalk of Dead Dog Saloon and Boats

Local on the Water

Located beside the Intracoastal Waterway, Local on the Water is a true locals favorite. This restaurant offers beautiful picturesque views with great service and a diverse menu with everyone in mind! 

Marina Bar & Grill

The Marina Bar & Grill is located in North Myrtle Beach at the Barefoot Resort. This is the perfect place to eat with the family, and it has an amazing view! You can even pull up to the restaurant on your boat and dock right at the marina! Then you can take your food to go for your boat ride. Not a boat owner? I personally just love watching the boats while I dine.

Wicked Tuna at 2nd Avenue

Wicked Tuna in Myrtle Beach (with a sister location on the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet) offers some of the best seafood and a great ocean view.

Of course, many of the resorts along the beach offer amazing restaurants too. My favorite used to be Vintage Twelve located in the Embassy Suites. I haven’t visited in a few years but I know the view hasn’t changed! The restaurant overlooks the beach and has a stunning view.


Janice Brady

Janice is a mom and a grandmother. After retiring from New Jersey and moving to the Grand Strand in 2005, she began writing as a hobby. In 2010 she created her own site, An Open Suitcase, where she shares her love of travel. Janice has contributed travel stories to many large brands and destinations including Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, but her passion will always be sharing her home, the Myrtle Beach area, with everyone. She spends much of her time taking her grandchildren or visiting friends to experience all that the Myrtle Beach area has to offer.